Steam is directly injected in the bottom of the retort for fast and uniform come-up. Water sprays running over the entire shell length intensely mix the steam and water and create a homogeneous temperature distribution that results in a uniform process throughout the retort. Indirect, sterile cooling via a plate heat exchanger saves water and eliminates the need for water treatment chemicals.

Features & Benefits

  • Reduced process time
  • Efficient heat distribution
  • Absolute flow meter and level probe
  • High quality design and construction
  • Micro cooling
  • Precise temperature and pressure control
  • Precise, reproducible execution of pre-programmed recipes
  • Ultimate container flexibility: rigid containers (bottles, cans, etc.); semi-rigid (tubs, etc.) and flexible (pouches, etc.)


  • Retorts are at the heart of many shelf-stable food processing lines such as:
  • Ready-meals
  • Baby food, pet food, soups, sauces
  • Mushrooms, vegetables, beans, and more
  • Milk (plain, chocolate, milkshakes, cream, etc.)
  • Fruits juices, non-carbonated beverages, tea, coffee, etc.

Options & Models

  • A142
  • A144
  • A146
  • A166
  • A186